Remotely restart devices with Intune

Applies to: Intune in the Azure portal
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The Restart device action causes the device you choose to be restarted. The device owner is not automatically notified of the restart, therefore might lose work.

Supported platforms

  • Windows - Supported on Windows 8.1 and later
  • Windows Phone - Supported on Windows Phone 8.1 and later
  • iOS - Supported


    This command requires a supervised devices and the Device Lock access right. The device restarts immediately. Passcode-locked iOS devices will not rejoin a Wi-Fi network after restart; after restart, they may not be able to communicate with the server.

  • macOS - Not supported
  • Android - Not supported

How to restart a device

  1. Sign into the Azure portal.
  2. Choose More Services > Monitoring + Management > Intune.
  3. On the Intune blade, choose Devices.
  4. on the Devices and groups blade, choose All devices.
  5. From the list of devices you manage, choose a device, and then choose the Restart device remote action.

Next steps

To see the status of the action you just took, on the Devices and groups blade, choose Device Actions.